NM State vs. Alabama A&M Game Photos

NM State vs. Alabama A&M Game Photos

Aggie Soccer Ties School Record In 8-0 Rout Of Alabama A&M

The Aggie soccer team tied a school record scoring eight goals on Friday night as they easily dispatched Alabama A&M 8-0. The Aggies' eight goals matched their effort earlier this season against Prairie View A&M also in an 8-0 victory.

Crystal Burns put the Aggies on the board in the second minute of play as she launched a ball off a free kick from 32 yards out. The ball cleared the goal keeper's outstretched arms and found the back of the net. It was Burns' second goal of the season.

Just five minutes later Alabama A&M's Edna Aamw Mensa would be called for a foul against Kristen Powers who was in the penalty box giving Powers a penalty kick. She would convert the try for her first goal of the season to put the Aggies ahead 2-0.

Neither team would score the remainder of the half as the Aggies would launch 11 more shots in the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Team Swept By Texas State

Kayleigh GiddensThe Aggie volleyball team was swept on Friday night by Texas State 3-0 as the Aggies lost set one in extra points 26-24 then lost set two by an identical score of 26-24 before falling in set three 25-20. It's the second time the Aggies have been swept this season both times coming in the second match of a tournament.

Kayleigh Giddens led all players with 23 kills on 40 swings and committed just six attack errors hitting .425 on the match and the Aggies hit .311 for the match and the Aggies struggled at the service line both receiving serve and serving as the Bobcats would record 10 service aces and the Aggies would commit 12 service errors.

The Aggies fell behind early 6-3 in the first set but rallied to tie the set 7-7 after back-to-back service aces by Rocio Gutierrez. A service ace by Ellen Miks gave the Aggies a 9-8 lead, however, the Bobcats would score four straight points to go ahead 12-9 and forcing the Aggies to call a timeout.

Out of the timeout Aggie setter Jennah DeVries recorded a solo block against Texas State's Mo Middleton to trim the deficit to 12-10. The Aggies would fall behind by four points at 17-13 as a Whitney Woods attack would get blocked back by Preslie Alexander and Ashlee Hilbun. Texas State would extend their lead to five points at 19-14 forcing another Aggie timeout. Kayleigh Giddens would come alive after the timeout scoring four of the next five Aggie points to draw the Aggies even with the Bobcats at 19-19.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls 3-1 To Pepperdine At Arizona Invitational

Whitney WoodsThe Aggie volleyball team opened up the Arizona Invitational with a 3-1 loss to Pepperdine on Friday morning. The Aggies lost 25-21 in the first set, 28-26 in the second set, came back to win set three 25-22 before falling 25-17 in set four.

The Aggie volleyball lost the first two points of set one and fell behind 7-2 forcing an early timeout. Pepperdine added two more points out of the timeout to push their lead to seven points at 9-2. Three straight points by the Aggies including a service ace by Madison Hardy cut the Waves' lead to 9-5 but Pepperdine would go on another 7-2 run to push their lead to 16-7. The Aggies would cut the lead to six at 16-10 after three straight points and Pepperdine would maintain the six point advantage at 19-13.

Down 22-16 in the set, the Aggies would cut the Waves' lead to just four at 22-18 after a service ace by Rocio Gutierrez. The Waves would have set point at 24-19 but the Aggies would score back-to-back points to cut the deficit to just three at 24-21 however, an attack error by Rocio Gutierrez would give the Waves the first set 25-21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 09/17/10

The Aggie volleyball team is back in action today at 11:30 a.m. MT. The Aggies wil take on Pepperdine in the morning match of the Arizona Invitational. Pepperdine is 6-4 overall while the Aggies are also 6-4. Pepperdine is led offensively by Kim Hill who is averaging 3.47 kills per set and is hitting .279 on the season. Victoria Adelhelm leads Pepperdine in hitting percentage at .410, she is averaging 2.56 kills per set. Both Hill and Adelhelm are listed as middle blockers. Outside hitter Lilla Frederick is second on the team in kills averaging 2.79 per set and she it hitting .236 on the season. Defensively the Waves are a good blocking team averaging 2.41 blocks per set. Middle blocker Brittney Clark leads the team at 1.09 block per set and Victoria Adelhelm is averaging 0.97 blocks per set. Libero Stevi Robinson leads the Waves in digs averaging 4.09 digs per set.

The Waves are 1-2 on neutral courts this season as they were defeated by New Mexico and Stanford in Albuquerque while defeating Tulane in that same tournament (and claiming the battle of the Waves).

The Waves have a couple of common opponents with the Aggies as we mentioned that they lost to New Mexico to start the season losing 3-0. They defeated Rice 3-0 (the Aggies also defeated Rice 3-0).

The second match of the day will see the Aggies take on Texas State. The Bobcats are the defending Southland Conference champions and are 6-5 on the season but have won four of their last five matches. Texas State has four players, three freshmen and a junior, averaging over two kills per set and are led by freshman outside hitter/middle blocker Preslie Alexander at 2.76 kills per set. She is hitting .236 on the season. Freshman middle blocker Madeline Gaffney leads the Bobcats in hitting percentage at .407 but is averaging just 1.40 kills per set. Junior middle blocker Amber Calhoun and freshman outside hitter Amari Deardoff are both hitting over .300 with Deardoff hitting .301 and Calhoun hitting .388.

Defensively the Bobcats average 2.02 blocks per set with freshman middle blocker Ashlee Hilbun averaging 1.21 blocks per set. Junior libero Jennifer Neice leads the team in digs averaging 3.47 digs per set.

Streaming video will be available for the Pepperdine and Texas State matches and is free.

Live Stats will also be available for both the Pepperdine match as well as the Texas State match.

The match versus Pepperdine is scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. MT first serve while the Texas State match is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. first serve.

The Aggie soccer team is back in action this evening as they host Alabama A&M. Tonight's game is the first AggieVision produced soccer match.

Alabama A&M is 0-7 on te season and quite frankly has struggled mightily. They are allowing a mind boggling 7.14 goals per game this season while having scored just one goal in seven games.

Teams are averaging 25.6 shots per game while Alabama A&M is averaging just four shots per game.

Given the Aggies' defensive ability this season, we would be shocked if Alabama A&M scored a goal in this game. That being said, you can be sure that Coach Needham has drilled into his players' heads this week that you can't overlook any team, no matter how bad they are. You never want to be a team's first win, especially one like Alabama A&M.

The Lady Bulldogs have used four different goal keepers and as you can tell from the statistics, none of them have had much success. We wouldn't be surprised to see freshman goal keeper Erin Wosick start today's game (as she did against Prairie View A&M as they try to build their depth at goal keeper.

Today's match is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start time and can be seen on AggieVision.

Finally, be sure to check out this week's interview with Aggie cross country coach Paul Harkins, this week's Know The Foe with MinerRush.com's Adrian Macias and Steve Macy's latest blog entry.

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Calling All Aggies :: A Great Celebration Of Our Country

Written By: Steve Macy, NM State Associate Athletic Director

Last Saturday night, we had the great pleasure and honor to recognize the victims of 9/11, as well as our men and women in the armed services. This celebration showed that collaboration between the university, athletics, the Pride Band, the community and our military bases is indeed a worthwhile and achievable goal.

You may have heard the term, “town and gown,” which symbolizes the bond between the university
and the city it serves. Here in the Mesilla Valley, we have seen a strengthening of that bond and an
event like last Saturday brings that goal closely to reality. This can be seen in President Couture’s firing of the cannon and being part of the on-field presentations to our sponsors and military leaders. It can be seen in the ROTC and student groups that chalked the names of the 9-11 victims on the concourse. It can be seen in contribution of tickets to our WWII veterans. Most of all, it can seen in the long standing ovation received by our military.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Know The Foe :: Miner Q&A With Miner Rush's Adrian Macias

Know The Foe :: UTEP
This week the Aggie football team will travel to El Paso to take on I-10 rival UTEP. We've enlisted the help of Adrian Macias, founder and editor of MinerRush.com to give Aggie fans a look at the UTEP football team and what to expect from the Miners on Saturday.

The Miners are 1-1 on the season but after last week's loss to UTEP, you'd almost think the Miners were 0-2.  What's your feeling on where the Miners are headed this season?
That's a very keen observation.  The Houston loss was definitely a punch to the gut for us.  We realize that many people outside El Paso didn't think much about the 2010 UTEP squad, but those of us who really follow the team knew that if he had even minimal improvement on defense it could be a very special bunch.  Afterall, we have five seniors on the offensive line, the nation's second leading returning rusher, and a senior (four-year starter) quarterback.  Most Miner fans knew the new defense would need some time to gel, but we definitely expected a shoot-out.  Losing Donald Buckram for that game, and the fact that it got so lopsided at the end, was very deflating.   Of course we also lost arguably our best defensive player, Braxton Amy, with a torn ACL too.  It was about as awful a start to the season as we could have planned on.

That said, the offense is moving the ball.  We're seeing some of the new guys on defense show signs of talent (notably Travaun Nixon at CB) and the schedule sets up in a way that should allow the defense some time to come together.  I think UTEP should pull of a string of wins in the coming weeks.  If the Miners get by NMSU, and Buckram looks healthy in his return, we can move past the sting of the Houston loss.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Harkins Interview :: 09/16/10

bleedCrimson.net: How has your team's preparation for the Kachina Classic been the past couple of weeks since your meet in Albuquerque?
Paul Harkins: It's been tough, the kids have been handling it very well though. We've had two really good workouts this week, Monday and Wednesday, it was intense but they're handling it well and looking sharp and looking ready to go.

bc.net: As far as times are concerned based on how your teams performed last year what are you looking for for improvements?
PH: I think we'll have some solid improvements. Based on how everybody's been running we've had three girls running faster than where our number one was a year ago and on the men's side we've had anywhere from four to six or seven guys running faster than our number one was a year ago. I definitely think they should probably be running a bit faster. Of course, who knows, if we get a rain storm or something like that the night before and turns the golf course soggy you never know. But that would be my expectation. Everybody should be improving but I think we'll have a solid group running ahead of where our number one did a year ago on both sides.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Release 2010-2011 Men's Basketball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With a WAC Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team returns to the court in 2010-11 with 17 regular season games in the Pan American Center.

Currently, the Aggies have two nationally televised games on ESPN2 at San Jose State (Feb. 23) and against Utah State in Las Cruces (March 2).

Fourth-year head coach Marvin Menzies said he was pleased with the schedule that includes a trip to Arizona (Nov. 18) and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off in Springfield, Mass., (Nov. 20-21.)  Continue Reading This Post >>